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Download: Matrikon Supplies ABB with OPC Connectivity

Edmonton, Alberta - April 25, 2003 - Matrikon Inc. (TSX: MTK) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to supply ABB Products Inc. with a host of SCADA class OPC servers. In addition, Matrikon has agreed to provide second level support for ABB to ensure that a high-level of service is maintained.

In efforts to secure greater market share, ABB has coupled OPC connectivity solutions with their SCADA Portal application, allowing them to immediately offer this solution to the utilities industry. Under the ABB brand label, ABB is now able to provide OPC connectivity to a variety of protocols including IEC60870-5-101, IEC60870-5-104, DNP3 and Modbus.

OPC is the standard when it comes to device connectivity and with its widespread acceptance throughout the process control industry; ABB is now able to capitalize on the advantages of OPC technology. ABB’s SCADA Portal already offers an easy-to-use graphical interface used to control remote processes from small, standalone applications to five clients and up to 10,000 I/O per server.

Powered by Matrikon, ABB now offers OPC connectivity and the support to back it.

About ABB ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. ABB Products Inc. serves electric, gas and water utilities as well as industrial and commercial customers, with a broad range of products, systems and services for power transmission, distribution and automation. The ABB Group of companies operates in over 100 countries and employs more than 130,000 people.

About Matrikon Inc. Matrikon is the world’s largest developer of OPC interfaces with over 25,000 users of its OPC servers, clients and tools. With a collection of hundreds of interfaces and OPC servers, Matrikon continually provides open connectivity to every major control system and application on the market today. Matrikon is a leading provider of technology that delivers solutions for industrial agility and through innovation, is shaping the future of industrial plants. Their technology enables plants to achieve operational excellence by transforming production data into knowledge to predict and prevent problems and optimize operations. Matrikon’s customers achieve agile operations through the combination of external market and plant data to make informed, intelligent decisions in real-time.

With offices in major cities throughout North America, Australia and the Middle East and a global client base including industry leaders in a wide range of manufacturing and process industries, Matrikon’s reach is global.

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